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Mandan man charged for firing gun in Morton County home

Mandan man charged for firing gun in Morton County home


A Mandan man who authorities say fired a weapon inside a Morton County home and pointed it at another person has been charged with three felonies.

Brandon Kostelecky, 24, was arrested on Christmas by officials from the Morton County Sheriff’s Office, according to an affidavit. He allegedly admitted to firing a warning shot with a 9 mm handgun, and is also accused of pointing the weapon at a person at close range and saying “get in the car, we are going for a drive,” the affidavit says. The person, who is not identified in the affidavit, could not escape after taking refuge in the bathroom and locking the door.

Kostelecky made his initial court appearance on Thursday. He is charged with terrorizing, felonious restraint and reckless endangerment, two drug paraphernalia misdemeanors and a disorderly conduct misdemeanor. He is being held in the Burleigh Morton Detention Center in lieu of $5,000 bail. No attorney was listed for him in court documents.

Reach Travis Svihovec at 701-250-8260 or


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